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Outstanding Lawyers of Russia depicted on new stamps

Outstanding Lawyers of Russia depicted on new stamps
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Russian Post issued two stamps from the series "Outstanding Lawyers of Russia" dedicated to Fedor Plevako (1842-1909) and Alexander Radishchev (1749-1802).

Fedor Plevako was born in 1842 in the town of Troitsk, Orenburg province (Chelyabinsk region).

In 1851 the family of Plevako moved to Moscow, where he graduated from the Moscow State University and in 1870 joined the class of barristers in Moscow court chamber.

Fedor Plevako led civil and criminal cases, many of which he won brilliantly. In the 1880s he became such a famous lawyer that almost all of his speeches were published in the press, and Moscow citizens were coming to court especially to listen to him.

Alexander Radishchev was born in 1749 into a noble family. In 1767, after graduating from the Page Corps he was sent to the University of Leipzig to study law.

In 1801 Radischev joined the Commission of law formulation. At that time he was preparing a draft of civil reconstruction, based on the principles of civil liberty, equality before the law and independence of court, as well as the draft of civil code.

Alexander Radishchev created such legal proceedings as the treatise "On legislation", thenote "On the statute of law". In the note "On the statute of law" Radischev expressed original thoughts on the statistical study of the criminal and legal phenomena, for which he can be considered the founder of Justice Statistics.

The postage stamps feature portraits of Fedor Plevako and Alexander Radishchev against the moire ribbon - a pillar of the law.

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